Reports: Pistons, PG Rose agree to 2-year, $15M deal

The Detroit Pistons and point guard Derrick Rose have agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal, according to multiple reports Sunday night.

Rose, a former NBA Most Valuable Player whose career has been sabotaged by injuries, enjoyed a rebirth last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In 51 games (13 starts) he averaged 18.0 points, 4.3 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 27.3 minutes per game. His season ended prematurely in March with surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow.

For Rose, his $7.5 million annual average salary with the Pistons will represent a significant increase over the $2.39 million he earned with the Timberwolves.

In his 11-year career since the Chicago Bulls drafted him first overall in 2008, Rose has averaged 18.8 points and 5.6 assists in 546 contests (489 starts).

A three-time All-Star, Rose also has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks. He has yet to average 20-plus points or six-plus assists since missing the 2012-13 campaign with a torn ACL.

Rose, who will be 31 when the 2019-20 season starts, also was limited to just 39 games in 2011-12, a year after winning the MVP award with the Bulls. He appeared in only 10 games in 2013-14 and in 25 in 2017-18 because of injuries.

--Field Level Media